CHANGE YOUR STORY

I used to worry so much about what the world needs. I used to hate myself for not being able to do more, not being able to "save the World", I used to feel bad for feeling happy while the world is so full of unhappiness...

I was studying hard, working hard and trying to achieve "something", so I could be valuable to the World I knew and so I could make an impact. And I was successfully going there. But in time I was becoming more and more obsessed about it and emotionally drained. After a few years I felt exhausted and I was scrambling to find a scraps of happiness in my life.

At some point I could almost hear my inner monologue (usually in the crowded places, watching the people who weren't smiling)... "You know you're not doing what you love. Your life lacks a deeper meaning. You have so many passions, why don't you do anything about them? What are you doing with your life?"

I wanted to do more. I felt confused, stuck, and worst of all, unhappy. As the months continued to pass, I became more aware of how I was wasting time. I saw my life passing me by, while I was stuck in a reality I didn't match. And boom! One day, I decided to change it all... I was in a subway and I said (maybe even loud) to myself: "Go and Live a Life You Love! Go Now!".

Six months later, I was working as an elephant driver in India... But that doesn't mean everything fell into place perfectly. I gave up all I had just to find a new path, to Travel With Passion and to find what happiness really means to me. My decision was made and done in a day. But even though I had been preparing for two months before I actually left, I was still scared. I didn't know if I would be regretting my decision of leaving everything that I loved.

Following my passion was emotionally challenging and a leap of faith, but I never worried about making the "wrong" choice any more because I knew I want change, I want to go for unknown and whatever will happen it was meant to be. 

So, I did change my story. Not the first time but this time for real, with no regrets... From the office job to become a homeless and often hungry, going round the world and back, working as an elephant driver, boxer, in a circus, experiencing more than I could ever expect. After 5 years, I am finally here. I found the passion that keeps me alive. Sailing the world...

Now I want to see you laughing and dancing. I want to hear your stories! Don't let me wait as time is passing by...

We all tell ourselves stories about who we are, who we should be, etc. And that is true that we are here for a reason. We all have a unique blend of talents, wisdom, strengths, skills, and creativity. We all have something great to offer. And this is the point.

 

"Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman